As the world weathers this global pandemic, helping friends, family and those in greatest need is very much at the forefront of our minds at MoMuse.
We are thinking deeply about our role in both mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and continuing to support our community on a social and economic level. Doors might be closing but the digital movement from offline to online is a promising one. All of our team are currently working from home, with Powerscourt remaining closed, and we are back to where we started - shipping from my kitchen table! We’re still taking orders online and have now introduced digital gift cards to the site which you can shop here.
What else to do at a time like this? Well, we aren't really sure. But we do know that supporting businesses you love is more important now than ever and thus, we're going to continue to share and support our neighbours as best we can.
Here’re a handful of Dublin-based friends who support us and we’d like to support in return. People and places that make us smile, and hopefully, can be a source of happiness for you too.
1. The Garden - Powerscourt
These guys are brightening everyones day and offering Friday afternoon and Saturday morning plant and flower deliveries. The Spring Jar - a beautiful selection of spring blooms including Astrantia, Narcissus, Anemones, and more, are arranged and delivered in a sweet little jar. Like us, they’re also offering digital gift vouchers. Have a friend or a loved one who loves blooms as much as we do? Surprise them via their inbox.
2. The Pepper Pot | Powerscourt
Our regular go-to coffee spot, has now introduced a take-away menu. Each Saturday and Sunday they are delivering to the Dublin 2, Dublin 1 and Dublin 8 areas. All orders must be in before 2pm on Friday for delivery that weekend. Whether you’re suffering from sourdough withdrawals or fancy a delicious bagel whilst enjoying a slow Sunday morning, The Pepper Pot have got you covered. The only difficulty choosing here is savoury or sweet. We opt for both.
3. Scout | Temple Bar
The perfect place to go for "nice things", Scout is still open and offering their impressive collection online. From ladieswear to homewares, children’s clothing and accessories, to apothecary and various other pieces; you’ll be hard-pushed not to pick up something nice here. Good design makes for great gifts. Support them with a digital gift card purchase and shop small.
4. Costume | Castle Market
Our favourite fashionistas with a wardrobe selection worth dreaming about, Costume are still the leading ladies when it comes to luxury lines and are safely delivering with free shipping to Ireland! You can purchase their gift cards online to be used in store, however, online purchases can also be arranged by email.
5. Two Boys Brew | Dublin 7
Connoisseurs in all things coffee and cake related, TBB are starting to sell their coffee online for delivery or pick-up. You can also support them by buying a gift card online. Start your day right, with a warm mug filled with Root & Branch delights.
6. Liz Fleury | Online
In a time when we’re all experiencing change in our lives and our usual outlets for stress such as fitness studios and gyms are closed, yoga is the perfect activity to turn to. Not only does it contribute to collective health and feeling better about the future, we can all do it whilst confined to our homes!
Lizzie is sharing a little calmness and a lot of positivity during this pandemic period by hosting weekly online classes every Monday from 7:30-8:30pm. Drop her an email to get involved. Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced yogi, all are welcome.
7. Forest avenue | Ballsbridge
Dream team John and Sandy Wyer usually serve modern dishes using the most delicious seasonal ingredients in their beautiful restaurant. They are now operating as green grocers from 12-5pm Monday-Saturday with delivery and collection also available. Trust us when we say their sourdough is unrivalled.
As a gentle reminder: Things will, most certainly, turn right side up again. Take care and stay safe.
on behalf of the MoMuse Team.